Happy Gai Jatra (Saparu)

gai jatra, saparu, indra gatra, nepali festival

This year more no. of People attempted Saparu Gai Jatra. As so many people died due to 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit at Nepal and more than 9000 people are decreased. We would like say all R.I.P to all the decreased people.

Gaijatra, the festival of cows, (gai means cow and jatra means festival in Nepali: गाईजात्रा, and Nepal Bhasa: सापारु) is celebrated in Nepal, mainly in Kathmandu valley by the Newar and Tharu community. The festival commemorates the death of people during the year. During the festival, cows are marched in the streets and generally celebrated in the Nepalese month of Bhadra (August–September). It falls on the 1st day of the dark fortnight of Gunla according to the lunar Nepal Era calendar. Peoples also distributes food to others. The festival of cows is one of the most popular festivals of Nepal.

Actually called Saparu
Observed by Newars , Hindus
Type Religious, Nepal (Nepa:)
Observances Ralley of Cow
Date First day (Pratipada) of the month of Bhadra month of the Lunar calendar
2014 date 11 August

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